Henry Owens Took A Crazy Route To Join Red Sox For Last-Minute Start

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Henry Owens has had quite an eventful 24 hours.

The Boston Red Sox called on Owens to be their emergency starter Sunday in Detroit against the Tigers after Eduardo Rodriguez was scratched from his scheduled start due to a hamstring injury.

The only problem? Owens was in Scranton, Penn., on Saturday night and was scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

That meant Owens, after getting scratched from his Triple-A start, had precious little time to travel the 500-plus miles from Scranton to Detroit to make it in time for Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. ET outing.

So, how did the left-handed pitcher pull it off? Watch manager John Farrell detail Owens’ bumpy ride in the “Red Sox Gameday Live” video above.

Thumbnail photo via Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports Images

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